Welcome! Stop by here anytime for a list of upcoming key action opportunities, including public comment sessions, public hearings, and forthcoming legislation and ways to testify. One of the most important things you can do is to make your voice heard. Please speak up for strong climate leadership!
*Please visit our online calendar for details on all of our events this month, including monthly committee meetings, additional events hosted by 350 Colorado, and upcoming trainings.
Ways to Take Action:
- Reimagining a Healthy & Safe Future: A community discussion for a future beyond the Suncor refinery – March 30th, 4-8pm
- Location: Eagle Point Rec Center – 6060 Parkway Dr, Commerce City
- Description: Commerce City, North Denver, and Globeville Elyria- Swansea community members – join us for a community just transition discussion! 4-5 pm we will be holding a press conference. 5-6 pm we will have free music, giveaways, drinks, and food for attendees. 6-8 pm we will have a facilitated community discussion on what a future beyond Suncor would look like and what resources would be needed to get there. Live time Spanish translation and childcare will be provided for free as well.
- Uinta Basin Railway Protest, April 1st from 12-1pm (more info here)
- Location: Glenwood Springs – Centennial Park
- Description: 350 Roaring Fork is holding another peaceful protest of the Uinta Basin Railway! The Uinta Basin Railway severely threatens Colorado’s fresh water as they are proposing to send ten-two mile long trains of heated crude oil a day through an 80 mile stretch of railway that is mere feet away from the Colorado river at all times. It’s also been calculated that we can expect to see one train derailment every two years! We do not want to be the next East Palestine! Sen. Michael Bennet has recently come out in opposition of this railway but there is always more work that can be done!
- VOTE! – Deadline is April 4th
- Check out our Denver Climate Candidate Survey to see where Denver candidates stand on climate issues.
Legislative Testimony: (Sign up to give in-person or remote testimony here)
*Please visit the 2023 Bill Tracker where you can follow our priority legislation*
- SB23-198 Clean Energy Plans – April 5th – 1:30pm – SCR 352. Concerning the verification of the clean energy plans to ensure that the plans achieve the state’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
- HB23-1233 Electric Vehicle Charging And Parking Requirements – April 5th – Upon Adjournment – LSB A. Requires the state electric board to adopt EV charging at new multi-family housing buildings, prevents restrictions by local governments and landlords on electric charging systems and parking spaces, and exempts electric vehicles from property tax.
- *PRIORITY* SB23-092 Agricultural Producers Use of Agrivoltaics – April 6th – 1:30 pm – SCR 352. Studies agrivoltaics, aquavoltaics, and how both of these activities impact wildlife. Also examines greenhouse gas reduction and carbon sequestration opportunities in the agricultural sector.
- *PRIORITY* HB23-1074 Study Workforce Transitions To Other Industries – April 6th – Upon Adjournment – Old Supreme Court. Concerning a study regarding workforce transition of workers in the oil and gas industry.
- SB23-253 Standards For Products Represented As Compostable – April 11th – 2:oo pm – Old Supreme Court. Concerning standards for products represented as compostable in the State.
- Sign the Support Letter for a Phase Out of New Oil and Gas Fracking Permits by 2030!
– Take action to secure a fossil fuel free future by signing here.
- Sign the petition to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack demanding that he cancel the Uinta Basin Railway.
- Watch and share this video on social media to learn how oil and gas fracking is fueling the flames for more intense wildfires in Colorado
Upcoming Hearings & Public Comment Opportunities:
Joint Select Committee on Rising Utility Rates:
Concerned about rising energy costs? A state legislative committee has been created to address our power bills. You may submit written comment by emailing email@example.com
Engage at the Air Pollution Control Division:
You can read recommendations from scientists and technical experts for more information. Then, if you have input, please submit your comments on the online form. More information and resources are available on the division’s website.
Upcoming Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) Public Comment Opportunities.
Stay tuned for upcoming hearings. Meanwhile you can email the AQCC with feedback at cdphe.aqcc–firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is 350 Public Comment on proposed rule revisions. Talking points for this rule are: 1. They are requiring the Social Cost of Carbon to be used but they do not specify at what amount. They are using an outdated discount rate of 8%. They should specify the same amount for Social Cost of Carbon and discount rate that the Colorado Legislature passed into law this year. 2. They should require third party audits of emissions reports by manufacturers, not rely on self-reporting.
Upcoming Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Public Comment Opportunities.
Please join us to offer public comment at COGCC meetings! We are maintaining a presence at the COGCC so that the Commissioners continue to hear from people concerned about health, safety and the environment. You can find talking points here. Don’t forget to sign up beforehand if you’d like to speak. Online sign-up is only open the week before the hearing and usually closes about 24 hours before the hearing. Submitting written comments is also a great option. Here’s where you send public comment to: email@example.com
Here are some general talking points.
Here’s the schedule, where you will also find links to sign-up to speak when they become available.